Tag: governor

Walker visits, speaks on college affordability legislation


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visited campus briefly this morning and spoke to a gathering of students and local media on college affordability legislation. He was welcomed by UW-Green Bay Associate Chancellor for External Affairs Ronald Pfeifer. Governor Walker was joined by State Representative Dave Murphy. After the presentation, Governor Walker and Representative Murphy greeted the […]

Weinschenk quoted on Walker

Political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, UW-Green Bay assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, was quoted recently by NBC 26 News as part of a story on Gov. Scott Walker’s first formal appearance in Wisconsin after suspending his presidential campaign, what the governor says he will do next, and what analysts think he needs to do […]

Media can’t get enough of Walker talk (and Weinschenk)

Political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, is among the UW-Green Bay experts getting plenty of phone calls from local media seeking insight on the 2016 presidential campaign and the candidacy of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. WFRV-TV NBC 26

Angry over budget/ tenure, prominent UW prof rips Hitl…uh… Walker

Sarah Goldrick-Rab, a UW-Madison professor of educational policy studies and sociology, a nationally prominent researcher regarding college affordability and access, and an outspoken public intellectual, is again drawing national attention. So far this month she has tweeted comparisons between Scott Walker and Adolph Hitler, and she also warned some incoming UW-Madison freshmen that the school […]

In the news: Gov. Walker and tenure issue

Some see it as political grandstanding, or as proposals that seem dramatic but won’t in fact change much about the way the UW System does business. Others see deep-seated enmity and a campaign to gut academic freedom and punish higher ed. The Politico website has a relatively concise but well-balanced overview that talks to people […]

Cross talks about Gov. Walker’s errata

(Sounds kind of racy, doesn’t it? But we digress.) UW System President Ray Cross issued a statement last week concerning the technical corrections to his budget proposal that the governor released recently, including several key aspects of the public authority proposal and the preservation of the Wisconsin Idea. Cross questioned the CPI-based tuition cap proposed […]

Retirees say UW System budget cuts ‘will leave permanent scars’

On behalf of the 200-plus-member UW-Green Bay Retiree Association, president and former professor James Wiersma has written a letter to the editor opposing Gov. Walker’s budget and its “devastating cuts” for the UW System. “Faculty and staff at UW-Green Bay in the past have worked hard to establish a highly recognized university. This level of […]

Flexibility ‘on life support’ comment draws attention

It doesn’t look like the Legislature will support Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to grant the UW System autonomy from state oversight and laws, including the setting of tuition rates, key lawmakers said Tuesday. That’s the gist, anyway, of an AP story that quotes Rep. John Nygren, co-chairman of the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, as […]

‘Uncomfortable’ choices: Chancellor shares update at Town Hall III

UW System Regents are hopeful a proposed $150 million annual cut will be reduced, if only by a modest amount, and they’re adamant that tenure and shared governance must remain intact, says UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller, reporting on the March 5 Regents meeting he attended in Madison. At the same time, Miller told […]